Saturday, January 7, 2017

This Needs to Be Seen to Be Believed

Enraging. Appalling. I have a feeling I'm going to be using those terms a lot in the years to come. Read this and see why I'm using them this time:

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/trump-putin-and-the-big-hack?utm_content=buffer335eb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The key quote:

In the days to come [after Trump's narrow electoral vote victory] there were more declarations of acid satisfaction among the Russian √©lite. Dmitri Kiselyov, the host of “News of the Week,” a popular current-affairs show on state-controlled television, gloated over Trump’s victory and Barack Obama’s inability to prevent it. Obama, he said, was a “eunuch.” Trump was an “alpha male”—and one who showed mercy to his vanquished rival. “Trump could have put the blonde in prison, as he’d threatened in the televised debates,” Kiselyov said on his show. “On the other hand, it’s nothing new. Trump has left blond women satisfied all his life.” Kiselyov further praised Trump because the concepts of democracy and human rights “are not in his lexicon.” In India, Turkey, Europe, and now the United States, he declared, “the liberal idea is in ruins.”

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